Staff Council Standing Committees

The Executive Committee serves as liaison between Staff Council and the RIT administration and prepares the agenda for full Staff Council meetings.

Lindsay Vallone – Chair
Cathy Clarke – Vice Chair
Joanna Prescott – Communications Officer
Emily Heyman – Events Officer
Patrick De May
Susan Lindsay
Gina Reeder
Holly Stiner

The Communications Committee keeps constituents updated and informed about Staff Council accomplishments and activities by proactively gathering and disseminating information in a timely and effective manner through the Staff Council website, newsletters, meeting minutes, and other media.

Joanna Prescott – Communications Officer
Mark Baum
Laurie Conrad
Tracey Courtwright
Jennie Liedkie
Harshita Sood

The Elections Committee conducts all Staff Council elections, and is responsible for reviewing voting block ratios and the nomination process.

Susan Lindsay – EC Liaison & Chair
Amy Button
Jennifer Taylor
Noelle Lawton
Rebecca Ziebarth

The Events Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the Presidential Awards for Outstanding Staff ceremony & reception, the Staff Appreciation Day & Community Picnic, and other events as assigned by Staff Council.

Emily Heyman – Events Officer
Neveen Botros
Dan Rutenber
Jennifer Taylor
Michelle Teal
Dave Ziebarth

The Institute Issues & Policies Committee reviews issues that are of concern to a significant number of RIT Staff and  recommends courses of action for Staff Council's consideration; reviews, critiques and makes recommendations regarding new or revised RIT policies that are brought to Staff Council for consideration; reviews any policy brought to its attention by members of the RIT community; and makes recommendations for new policies.

Gina Reeder -  EC Liaison & Co-Chair
Holly Stiner – EC Liaison & Co-Chair
Greg Beattie
Lindsay Cohen
Gina Coyne
Barb Fagenbaum
Becky Kiely

This committee will work to establish a new SC standing committee focused on university-level resource and budget questions.

Patrick De May – EC Liaison & Co-Chair
Jaime Castillo
Laura Kleiman
Marge Ryan
Shawn Thomas



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Staff Council University Committee Appointees

403-B Advisory Group
James Macchiano

Campus Aesthetics Committee
Lydia Palmer

Diversity Committee of the Board of Trustees
Cathy Clarke

Human Resources Benefits Advisory Group
Robin Amico
Steven Parish
Nancy Popolizio
Stephanie Rankin
Kathleen Rydelek
Dawn Severson

Individual Conflict of Interest / Commitment Committee - 3 year term
Jake Griffin – 2017/18 - 2019/20
Emily Heyman - 2018/19 - 2020/21
Renee Milliken - 2019/20 - 2021/22

Innovation Center Visioning Committee
Jessica Mallon

Intellectual Property Policy Committee – 3 year term
Jennie Liedkie– 2019/20 – 2021/22

Isaac L. Jordan Sr. Pluralism Award Selection Committee – 1 year term
Carol Reed

Ombuds Advisory Committee – 2 year term 
Becky Kiely – 2018/19 – 2019/20
Joanna Prescott – 2019/20 – 2020/21

Outstanding Teaching Award for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty Selection Committee – 1 year term
Renee Milliken


Oversight Committee for Sponsored Projects – 3 year term
Autumn Madden – 2017/18 - 2019/20

Parking Advisory Group – 2 year term
Emily Heyman – 2018/19 – 2019/20
Beth Lockwood – 2019/20 – 2020/21

Parking Appeals Board – 2 year term
Gail Quartieri – 2018/19-2019/20 
Gina Reeder – 2019/20-2020/21

C07.0 Privacy Policy Review Committee
Gina Coyne
Shawn Thomas

Staff Recognition Awards Selection Committee - 1 year term
Beth Lockwood

Suggestion Program Committee
Donna Black, Holly Stiner, Dave Ziebarth

University Budget Hearings – 1 year term
Cathy Clarke, Lindsay Vallone

University Council – 1 year term
Janelle Aimi, Cathy Clarke, Becky Kiely, Susan Lindsay, Jessica Mallon, Renee Milliken, Joanna Prescott, Gail Quartieri, Holly Stiner, Shawn Thomas, Lindsay Vallone

University Council Alternates – 1 year term
Lindsay Cohen, Barb Fagenbaum, Emily Heyman, Laura Kleiman, Carol Reed, Jennifer Taylor